Prosecutors arguing to be nearly untouchable for their frivolous and vexatious prosecution of Parti Liyani, says her counsel

Public Prosecutors are essentially arguing for the threshold against the prosecution to held at a certain level or height, rendering anything they do something that cannot be faulted, said Mr Anil Balchandani. This was said by Mr Balchandani in his closing oral submissions in the High Court on 26 April in the application to seek … Read more

Public Prosecutors have nothing to fear if they do their job, says Justice Chan Seng Onn as Parti Liyani becomes first to seek compensation against AGC for “frivolous and vexatious” prosecution

Former domestic worker Parti Liyani, who was acquitted of theft charges related to ex-Changi Airport Group chairman Liew Mun Leong’s belongings in Sep last year, has become the first individual to seek compensation under Section 359(3) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) against the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) for “frivolous or vexatious” prosecution. Ms Parti was … Read more

The President has the power to convene a COI on the justice system – but will she?

While the uproar that was initially caused by the Parti Liyani case appears to be dying down after Minister for Law and Home Affairs, K Shanmugam’s November Parliamentary speech on the issue, an open letter released on Friday (18 December) by 27 civil organisations has jointly urged President Halimah Yacob to convene a commission of inquiry … Read more

DPPs in Parti Liyani case to be represented by senior counsels in disciplinary proceedings set for 2021

The two Deputy Public Prosecutors (DPPs) involved in Parti Liyani’s theft trial will be represented by Senior Counsels in disciplinary proceedings brought by the former domestic worker against them, The Straits Times reported on Saturday (5 December). Ms Parti was accused of stealing 114 items worth S$50,856 belonging to her former employer, ex-Changi Airport Group … Read more

Parti Liyani’s case: Minister Shanmugam says police are “very stretched”, cites low officer to population ratio

The police are already “very stretched” said Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam during his ministerial statement in Parliament on 4 November. He was delivering a statement regarding the case of Indonesian national Parti Liyani who was acquitted on four theft of charges in September for which she was originally convicted and sentenced two … Read more

Law Minister uses his parliamentary privilege to smear Parti Liyani’s image and cast doubt on High Court’s decision, says Reform Party chief Kenneth Jeyaretnam

Singapore’s Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam abused his parliamentary privilege to smear Indonesian national Parti Liyani’s name and cast doubt on the High Court’s decision to overturn her conviction on appeal, said Reform Party chief and blogger Kenneth Jeyaretnam. Mr Jeyaretnam pointed out that although High Court’s decision to acquit Ms Parti of … Read more

Parti Liyani case: Law Minister K Shanmugam says issue of purpose behind MOM complaint not raised by defence — but defence was repeatedly blocked by trial judge and DPP from doing so

One of several significant issues touched on by the High Court in the Parti Liyani case is the Liew family’s “improper motives” in making a police report for alleged theft against her. Justice Chan Seng Onn, in allowing Ms Parti’s appeal against her conviction and jail sentence, ruled in September that the said “improper motives” … Read more

Parti Liyani case: Translation during police interview one of many factors in Justice Chan’s decision to acquit her of theft charges?

Former domestic worker Parti Liyani’s case continues to make ripples across Singapore after the High Court acquitted her of her theft conviction and sentencing in September, even making its way to Parliament this week. One of the most pertinent issues raised by Justice Chan Seng Onn in overturning Ms Parti’s charges is the issue of … Read more

Minister Shanmugam thinks Parti Liyani is not the person who filed complaint on police officers’ conduct

Parti Liyani, a former domestic worker who was acquitted of four theft charges by the High Court in September, had filed a complaint on 3 July against a number of officers at Tanglin Police Division over their conduct in handling the investigations and trial against her. In a statement published on Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) … Read more

Internal reviews cannot solve the mystery of why Parti Liyani’s case had to go all the way to High Court for justice

Speaking in a ministerial statement on Wednesday (4 November), Minister of Law and Home Affairs K Shanmugam said that reviews by the police and the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) have confirmed that there was no improper influence at any point in the case of Indonesian domestic worker, Parti Liyani who was acquitted of all charges theft … Read more